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Wine Blogging Wednesday#8: Sicilian Reds

I'm a little late to the train on this announcement, but in case you haven't heard it elsewhere, our monthly virtual wine tasting event, Wine Blogging Wednesday, will be happening in its 8th incarnation on Wednesday, April 13th, in the form of WBW8: Sicilian Reds. (If this weren't an appropriately celebratory event in itself, it's also my birthday). Hosted by a blog appropriately entitled "I Love Sicily" we will all take a romp through the rustic reds of this small and unique section of the Mediterranean. See you on April 13th.

Comments (5)

Quezzy wrote:
03.28.05 at 9:46 AM

Unique...yes! Small?...More vines are planted in Sicily than all Italy!

Alder wrote:
03.28.05 at 10:54 AM


Thanks for the comment, and the clarification -- I didn't know that particular fact. Of course I was speaking only in geographic terms.

03.28.05 at 3:33 PM

I'm going to make a point of finding a Sicilian red and taking part... May I ask who is hosting?

Geoff Smith wrote:
03.30.05 at 11:05 AM

One suggestion for a great Sicilian red: the 2003 Planeta Cerasuolo de Vittoria----a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato. A unique, brilliant wine.

Roberto wrote:
03.31.05 at 11:48 AM

Geoff, Cerasuolo de Vittoria is indeed a wonderful zona and will be getting DOCG status soon but the Planeta version is neither "unique" (there are over thirty producers of this wine) nor particularly typical (it IS delicious but reflects the modernist winemaking of Planeta more that the style people familiar with the wines in the zona would recognize). I would nominate examples from Tenuta Nanfro, Vall dell'Acate and Buccellato as being both more true to form and better values for money.


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